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miners, coming up. windy, and what is in store for the weekend? live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. welcome back. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us on this friday. traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden is standing by with traffic. adam caskey is first. >> looks like a great weekend. still going to have a lot of sunshine. it will be breezy today into tomorrow and rather cool in the mornings. tomorrow morning will be in the 40's across the board. right now we are in the 40's and mid 50's. 54 in manassas. 48 in brunswick. today's forecast, partly cloudy, a few isolated sprinkles.
there's still an unsettled weather pattern today. west wind at 15-20 miles an hour with higher gusts. sunny this weekend, mid 70's by sunday. versus moved around town. construction will be gone south on 95 in lorton and in virginia by the time your lives. north fund 95 and eastbound 66, green arrows. everything is great hitting to the roosevelt bridge. quiet at the 14th street bridge. uneventful in and out of baltimore. 270 has little volume out of frederick southbound. nothing complicated through southeast. normal service system wide on metrorail. back to you. >> thank you. breaking news, a man is dead in northwest washington. d.c. police say it was a homicide. officers found the man's body at 2:30 this morning in the 2000
block of ninth street. he was on crutches and suffered a trauma to the body. we will bring you more as we get it. our other top story, two local police officers under investigation, it stems from an arrest attempt sunday night when the officers used a taser on a 65-year-old man. he died a few days later. courtney robinson is at police headquarters with what went wrong. >> there are two officers on leave at montgomery county as they investigate. this happened on sunday in white oak at an apartment complex. they say that they got a 911 call from a resident reporting a 65-year-old man hanging in the stairwell and acting suspicious and appeared to be on drugs possibly. when officers arrived, they tried to remove him from the building. he did not comply.
they used pepper spray and a taser. shortly after that, the man alid kielkarreem abdul stopped breathing. he was rushed to the hospital. two officers are on leave as police investigate this. neighbors tell us the man was very friendly and it was strange that he was involved in a fight with officers. officers are looking at his medical history. we hope to give you more as we get it. reporting from montgomery county, courtney robinson. the search is on for serial burglar. he has struck more than 100 times in fairfax county alone. neighbors had a meeting with police and they say that the burglar has not confronted anyone, but that he targets clusters of single-family houses and steals money from them. >> they don't tell us what the
person looks like and we have no physical description. >> our neighborhood is very much on the alert. >> fairfax county police have formed a task force to try to catch the burglar. they believe that he is also targeted hoses in prince william county. a woman hit and killed while celebrating her birthday. she will be laid to rest today. 24-year-old kiela ryan was hit by a drunk driver on connecticut avenue. turan funeral will be an 11:00 a.m. in jessup. services will be held for one of the pedestrians struck and killed in north bethesda it week.lier this there were trying to cross rockville pike early sunday morning. adam hosinski will be at 10:00 a.m. in silver spring. rory weichbrod's funeral is tomorrow.
learning more about the miracle at the mine. they are sharing details of their ordeal. >> emily smith joins us with the latest. how are they doing today? >> good morning. it is remarkable when you think about it. 48 hours ago, most of them were trapped a half mile beneath the earth. today many of them are waking up in their own houses. it is a remarkable turn of events. we did discover yesterday that three of the men were able to avoid the spotlight a little. the first three of them found away to avoid the attention. there was a parade in front of a hospital for the supporters and those three slipped out the back. the next challenge will be dealing with the memories of two months.
one of them says for two weeks they ate less than a soda cans full of -- cap full of fish a day. doctors at a hospital say that most of them are going to be good enough to go home today and the rest of the most likely by the end of the weekend. back to you. >> thank you. we are following a developing story. americans living or traveling in europe are still urged to take extra precautions. state department counter- terrorism officials said the plot to attack high-profile targets is still enough of a threat. a traveler was issued early last week. gilbert arenas is nursing an
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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> welcome back. 10 minutes after the hour. finally made it to the weekend. >> finally friday. we had a lot of rain yesterday. hopefully, that has moved past us. we want to get to traffic and weather every ten minutes. what is the latest? >> 1.2 inches yesterday at reagan national. under an inch in arlington. the average is over and half- inch. temperatures are in the 50's. 52 at reagan national. martinsburg, 51. 48 at hagerstown. 50 at annapolis. today's forecast, a lot of sunshine with clouds. mid 60's and a little breezy. a few sprinkles.
cooler tonight, mid 40's downtown. looks fantastic this weekend. a lot of sunshine saturday. still breezy on saturday with high temperatures in the 60's and mid 70's on sunday. looks easy over to the wilson bridge and south into richmond and north into baltimore. headed to the airport taking metrorail, normal service reported systemwide. here are a couple of cameras. in maryland, no troubles on 270 and getting down to nih. take you to virginia on 395, a traffic going away from us is northbound. back to you. >> thank you. 50 degrees on this friday morning. apple branches out.
welcome back. investigators are trying to figure out what killed a man taser by montgomery county police officers. 65-year-old karreem abdul ali was tasered and pepper sprayed after he resisted efforts to remove him from a white oak apartment building on sunday and he died four days later. the chilean miners rescued are doing remarkably well. three of them have been released already. most of the remaining miners should be able to go back to
their families today. parts of a lawsuit by 20 states challenging the health care reform bill will go to trial. the state is challenging conditions requiring people to carry health insurance. just about 5:15 on this friday. a broken promise from metro. the transit agency said it would cut costs for the smartrip cards, but now, no longer a. what happened? >> there were too many problems with the plan, mainly being that passengers could manipulate the system. there were good things that came out of yesterday's meeting. >> you should see the convenience in the price being lowered. >> the smartrip card will not cost $2.50 for a couple reasons. metro pays more than $3 for each card. the card allows riders to exit
with a negative balance. you could get a $6 ride after only paying $2.50 for the card. metro plans to replace escalators at foggy bottom and dupont circle and will clean the escalator pits and have local maintenance training. >> i have high expectations and they could do a better job. >> they have moved forward on a plan to overhaul the orange and blue lines. >> there will always be escalators out of service. we are doing preventive maintenance. >> 10% of the escalators and elevators are not working at any given time, but they have identified replacements for several supervisors. passengers can expect delays
tonight because track work will begin at 10:00. the orange line between vienna and west falls church. the yellow line between the plaza and the pentagon. the green line between navy and anacostia. the red line between shady grove and twinbrook. battlegrounds maryland, a contentious debate in the governor's race. the candidate's face off yesterday about tax hikes. >> we do not raise taxes. >> you raised the property-tax, bob. >> i think -- >> you had the biggest increase in state spending of any governor. >> i think we have focusing on the problem, the governor does not understand the fundamentals of state government.
>> this was their second debate. the washington post sponsored the debate. critics of the obama administration, the congressional budget office has said the federal deficit in 2010 reached 1.3 trillion dollars, the second year in a row that it has surpassed the trillion dollars. the apple ipad is available at verizon now. rob nelson has that story and more. popularf apple's most products is coming to verizon wireless. the ipad. it will begin selling the wi-fi version of the device of the end of the month. wal-mart and sam's will begin selling the ipad today. putting digital files on line can be a time-consuming process. there's a new media service that aims to cut the time. the company sends your hard
drive, you back up your files, and then the company upload your pictures, music, and movies from the web and allows you to access them anywhere. >> i think it's off to look terrific start. it has to fix a few features, but this is a very promising service. >> it starts at $5 a month for 25 gigabytes of storage. those are your "tech bytes" and im rob nelson. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes on this friday morning. we made it through this ochre. -- the soaker. >> beneficial rainfall. we are not vowel of the woods. -- not out of the woods. there is an isolated chance today. otherwise, a lot of sunshine.
later on today it will be gusty into tomorrow. from yesterday we got 1.3 inches in the district. that is at children's hospital. an inch and a quarter in fredericksburg. insulins, over an inch. alexandria, over an inch. uitland, over an inch. we are in the 40's, early. 47 in bowie. colder tomorrow morning. we will be in the low 40's west of the metro area and mid 40's downtown at this time tomorrow. we have clouds overhead. they will be breaking up. more rain as a system
strengthens. there is some rain. that is what we have a few sprinkles in today's forecast. partly cloudy and pleasant otherwise, 65. breezy. : tonight, 41-47. sunshine on the weekend, still present on saturday. in the '60s and nearly 70 on sunday. looks great this weekend. traffic looks great. around the beltway and good on interstate travel, south into richmond and north into baltimore. quiet on 66. no issues on 270. beltway moving fine. travel times in our favor. looks good on the greenway and 270.
>> a lot of places to play and a great tradition. it's gone to be a challenge. >> peyton manning talking about the difficulties that he feels he will face on sunday night. he's not planning to phase albert haynesworth of the redskins. >> now the rest of the morning sports. >> we turn the page of another fascinating story line in the story of gilbert arenas and the wizards. after admitting he lied to which coach about an injury against injury for the atlanta game, and now another injury. then the pass goes to john wall. less than a minute later,
gilbert arenas gets out of the game and limps away into the locker room with a groin injury. >> he played good while he was in there for three minutes. i don't know. >> gilbert arenas left the verizon center without comment. we have 51 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. did you see this? will be goldberg and joy walked off the set in the middle of a heated debate. a 65-year-old man is dead after being tased by police. live in rockville with what officers say happened. >> heavy rains from yesterday is gone, but we are >> heavy rains from yesterday is gone, but we are not
i always feed in the fall. but, it's the best time. feed your lawn in the fall. the fall feeding makes all the difference in the world. what the fall feeding does is build the roots.. that's when the roots sorta want nutrition. i give my lawn scotts winterguard. it's like a root building machine. it builds your lawn from the roots up. next year you get this! the stronger the roots, the stronger the lawn. all year long. the best time to feed is when it will do the most good. there's no substitute for the fall feeding, trust me. it is the best thing you can do for your lawn. i use scotts winterguard.
live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a man mysteriously died days after an altercation with local police. this morning two officers are under investigation. welcome back. good morning, washington. it's friday, october 15. i am alison starling. >> i'm pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey has a check on what could be a windy friday forecast. >> gusty breezes. if you are working outdoors, that is an issue.
otherwise, not bad. a great weekend with autumn-like conditions. temperatures are in the 50's right now. in the 40's in outlying areas. by this time tomorrow it will be noticeably cooler. in west virginia it is 39 degrees. culpeper, 54. mid 40's even locally tomorrow morning. 64 in culpeper. there could be an isolated sprinkel today. becoming breezy. west wind at 15-20 with higher gusts. highs in the mid 60's. mid 60's again tomorrow, still breezy. sunday this weekend with highs in the 60s and minear 70. the roads altink ok on the
beltway and interstate. middlevale has closed a metro station, the deanwood station because of a police situation. blue and orange lines involved. police are on the scene of a homicide in northwest washington. officers found the man's body at 2:30 this morning in the 2000 block of ninth street. he had suffered a trauma to the body and was unconscious. pronounced dead at a hospital. we will bring you more as. we as. -- as we get it. a mysterious death and two officers on lease. neighbors are wondering what went wrong. courtney robinson is live at
montgomery county police headquarters. >> speaking with neighbors, they say that this man was acting strangely beginning in the morning and through the evening. investigators are trying to figure out exactly what happened. the neighbors don't understand why officers tased the 65-year- old karreem abdul ali. they say that he was friendly and they were surprised he was involved in a fight with police. >> i guess they were trying to get him handcuffed. >> a resident of the apartments in white oak called 911 sunday night saying the man was in the stairwell and was acting suspicious and appeared to be on drugs. investigators say that he physically resisted two officers who tried to escort them from the building. they eventually used pepper spray and a taser.
the man became unconscious and stopped breathing. he was rushed to the hospital, where he died early in the morning. >> there was forced used. it was within protocol. >> they are planning to review his medical history. new details about the serial burglar. neighbors in great falls have formed a task force to try to catch the burglar. the burglar has struck more than 100 times its fairfax county. he is believed to have targeted houses in prince william county. there's no description of the suspect. the man accused of murdering d.c. insurance chandra levy will go on trial monday. the judge denied a request from ingmar guandique's attorney who wanted the case dismissed because of 10th vowel letters that were phony -- because of
penpal lettters. a drunk driver hit 24-year- old kiela ryan as she was getting out of her car on connecticut avenue during the funeral is at 11:00 a.m. today in jessup. there will be a memorial today for one of two men struck and killed in north bethesda earlier this week. adam hosinski and rory weichbrod were hit by a car on rockville pike early sunday morning. funeral is ats 10:00 in silver spring today. rory weichbrod's funeral is tomorrow. new details on the miracle at the mine. some of the chilean miners are waking up at home.
>> remarkable. doctors say they are in good health, considering the ordeal. emily smith has the latest. >> the first three of the 33 found a way to avoid attention. there was a parade in front of the hospital didistracting reporters, so the three slipped out the back. >> it made us cry the the world was watching. >> they are progressing very well. one of them as pneumonia and other needs dental work, but none has severe problems. the next problem is dealing with the memory of two months trapped underground. >> i learned to pray. >> for two weeks they ate less than a soda cap full of fish a day. now they are swamped with job
offers and gifts, treated like celebrities after 69 days of living with almost nothing. most of them should be able to go home today and the rest by the end of the weekend. the justice department is asking a federal judge to rule against the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and to keep it in place during the appeals process. president obama's is the policy will be repealed, but he wants congress to do it and not the courts. a social security freeze. the administration will not to boost benefits, but congress has bigger plans. themetro's broken promise, transit agency is not cutting costs for the smart card. another check on traffic and weather on this friday morning as we head into the weekend.
>> we just want to say -- >> good morning, washington. >> welcome back. good morning. 5:39. traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> i and stand there is activity at the deanwood metro station. >> it is closed. they closed that station because of police activity in the area. everything is resolved. now that's gone and everything has been reopened. blue and orange line customers, that station has been reopened and everything is moving nicely. moving relatively nicely out of southern maryland as well. traffic out of waldorf and northbound on route 5, it's
open. looks good on 210 toward southeast. traffic moving on 109 and 270 slowly. we have the northwesterly flow pushing in the cooler air. it is unsettled, so we have showers in ohio, western pennsylvania and virginia. if we cannot rule out a few droplets locally later on today. 48 in brandywine. 47 in maryland. i think tomorrow morning, low 40's for the metro area, west of the metro area, mid 40's downtown. highs today in the mid 60's. on the weekend it will be breezy. sunny and pleasant in the mid- 60s. total sunshine on sunday, near
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three men rescued have been released from the hospital. doctors say that the miners are doing well as most of them could go home later today and the rest on the weekend. nancy pelosi says lawmakers will vote after the midterm elections on a bill to provide $250 payments to social security recipients. if the government is set to announce that they will go another year without a cost-of- living increase. another reason for metro passengers to be upset. the transit agency is not going to cut prices on the smartrip cards as planned. now the explanation from ben. >> there will be no decrease for the smartrip cards. first, the cost of the card is more than $3 to make. metro is concerned that passengers could potentially minute delay the system. each card is $2.50, but it
allows a negative balance of passenger could buy the card at $2.50 and get a $6 ride. there were good things that came out of yesterday's meeting. metro is committed to replace the escalators at foggy bottom and dupont circle and committed to hiring a contractor to clean the escalator pits and will improve maintenance training at all stations. the finance committee moved to fourth on a plan to overhaul the orange and blue lines, a $272 million plan. the full board will vote october 28. reporting from arlington. plans are moving forward to overhaul the blue and orange lines. the upgrade takes place between new carrollton and national airport. they will debilitate escalators and elevators. they will upgrade the station in conditions -- station air
conditioners and crumbling platforms and directional signs. vincent gray held his fourth town hall meeting last night. several residents questioned him about the departure of school chancellor michelle rhee. she is talking about her future and that of the school system. she appeared on "good morning america" yesterday. she was questioned on whether the d.c. school reform initiative will be able to move forward without her. >> they still have the capacity to darrielle to the plans we developed. it is about the community supporting and political will to support the reforms. >> she is now looking for a job where she can continue to have an impact on children and wants to be closer to her fiance, , the sacramento mayor.
there's a report low-income students who attended a fluent elementary schools did better than those at poverty schools, they did better on achievement tests. seems like things are improving today. >> it's going to be better this weekend. it is if all weekend that we are looking at. -- it is going to be a fall weekend. let's look at rainfall totals from yesterday. 1.3 in the district. fredericksburg. one point to 5 inches. alexandria, over an inch. ade 5lphi, over an inch.
-- adelphi. it's 49 there right now. tomorrow morning we will see inh temperatures in low 40's the morning. we have a few clouds overhead right now, scattered clouds. not much happening. the main storm system is often a england coast. that is where the showers are. even more so than what we had yesterday. there are showers in west virginia and ohio, upper level energy. we cannot rule out one or two sprinkles today throughout the day because of the unsettled pattern. i am not anticipating much in terms of rain. partly cloudy otherwise. mid 60's today and breezy with a
west wind at 15-20. still breezy tomorrow, 65 with sunshine. pleasant on sunday, sunny at 70 degrees. in the 60's next week, a chance of showers tuesday and wednesday. everything is pretty good on 270, 95, 66. a little volume southbound on 270 approaching 109. moving nicely at west montgomery avenue at 20th street. in virginia, plenty of headlights. northbound 95 out of springfield at washington boulevard and it looks good across the 14th street bridge. back to you. >> thank you. a lot of people are talking about this. there were some fireworks on "to the view" yesterday. >> my god!.
>> muslims did not kill us on 9/11? >> i don't want to sit here and. >> you are outraged about it? >> goldberg's and joy walked off the set when they spoke about the planned islamic center in nyc. barbara walters said that her colleagues should be able to have a discussion without the dramatics. the two returned but only after o'reilly apologized. >> barbara was levelheaded through on its it. -- throughout it. >> all of her years of experience as a journalist. >> everybody is talking about
it. >> there were objects spotted floating over new york city. the unidentified flying objects were only balloons. some children had brought them to school to celebrate their teacher's engagement. that captured the attention of people in manhattan who kept their eyes to the sky. everybody was talking about this all over. new york city police got a lot of phone calls. >> i was hoping it was a spaceship. >> if you look at that video, s kully is in the crowd. >> the ufo center got some calls. >> highly reflective. >> 5:53.
>> lesa bowdon is singing i thought it was crazy feeding in the fall. i always feed in the fall. but, it's the best time. feed your lawn in the fall. the fall feeding makes all the difference in the world. what the fall feeding does is build the roots.. that's when the roots sorta want nutrition. i give my lawn scotts winterguard. it's like a root building machine. it builds your lawn from the roots up. next year you get this! the stronger the roots, the stronger the lawn. all year long. the best time to feed is when it will do the most good. there's no substitute for the fall feeding, trust me.
19,000 members. she had a remarkable ability to lead. >> the funeral is next friday. >> 5:56 on this friday morning. there's a lot more still ahead in the second hour. >> the redskins are gearing up for indianapolis and they have albert haynesworth ready. two montgomery county police officers on leave after a 65- year-old man died after being tased. we will have details from rockville coming up when we continue.
a mystery in montgomery county, questions about a man's death after officers used a taser to subdue him. out of the mine and into the spotlight, the latest update on the men. what is in store for the weekend? windy. good morning washington continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your